Research

17 Apr 2015
It seems unnatural that a species could survive without having sex. Yet over the ages, evolution has endowed females of certain species of amphibians, reptiles and fish with the ability to clone...
Type: News Article
10 Apr 2015
This is the introduction movie of Open Energy Systems which are installed in 19 OIST faculty houses. Each house is connected with DC cable lines and exchange energy each other.
Type: Video
7 Apr 2015
Patterns appearing on both the very large and very small scale are extremely rare, but researchers at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan have found a...
Type: News Article
Fairy Circles and Skin Cells
6 Apr 2015
Two apparently unrelated systems on vastly different scales – fairy circles in the Namibian desert (left) and microscopic skin cells (right) – appear to share a similar pattern, which is very, very...
Type: Photo
Namibian Fairy Circles
6 Apr 2015
Namibian fairy circles are large barren patches of earth ringed by short grass dotting the desert like craters on the moon or giant polka dots. No one knows how they form.
Type: Photo
Matching Patterns
6 Apr 2015
The distribution of Namibian fairy circles (red, yellow and blue bars) with four, five, six, seven, eight and nine neighbors (indicated by polygon class) is essentially the same as skin cells (black...
Type: Photo
18 Mar 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have demonstrated a more robust method for controlling single, micron-sized particles with light. Passing...
Type: News Article
Light Shapes
17 Mar 2015
Left: The shape of light in the fundamental mode (top) versus a higher order mode (bottom) is shown as a diagram (color, left) and in the experiment (black and white, right). Right: Because of the...
Type: Photo
Higher Order Mode is Faster
17 Mar 2015
A three micron polystyrene particle (white dot or circle) is propelled along a microfiber by light in the fundamental mode (left) and a higher order mode (right). The particle moved eight times...
Type: Photo
17 Mar 2015
This video shows a polystyrene particle propelled along a microfiber by light, first in the fundamental mode, then in a higher order mode. It is easy to see how much faster the particle zips along in...
Type: Video

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